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MHHC Brooklyn Officially Opens It's Doors to the Flatbush Community

MHHC Brooklyn Officially Opens It's Doors to the Flatbush Community

BROOKLYN, N.Y, September 27, 2022—On Monday, September 19th, Morris Heights Health Center(MHHC) hosted a celebration for the grand opening of their new Brooklyn health facility located at 1095 Flatbush Avenue. The public event drew in community partners, legislators, key stakeholders, and supporters. In addition to the ceremony, the health center welcomed community members to their first of many health resource fairs in collaboration with local community-based organizations.

MHHC Brooklyn, a new state-of-the-art facility, anticipated opening its doors in early 2022, however unforeseen circumstances delayed the initial opening date. Conveniently located in the diverse and vibrant Flatbush community, the new health center provides culturally sensitive care to thousands of residents in Central Brooklyn. Brooklyn is home to the largest Caribbean diaspora in New York City, and MHHC understands the importance of having a team of health care professionals that representative the communities they serve. The health center consists of a multilingual and multicultural team of health experts that are responsive to the needs of patients from all backgrounds, ethnicities, identities, and health situations. The health facility will serve as a one stop medical provider, offering access to a full range of quality, comprehensive health care services that includes family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, and nutrition counseling. The 15,000 square foot health facility was strategically situated in the Flatbush community to help improve access to quality primary and preventative care services. Central Brooklyn has some of the most vulnerable communities in New York City; where residents are experiencing significant levels of health disparities, with higher rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and maternal and infant mortality compared to other communities in King’s County. MHHC, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), prides itself on building strong relationships with community-based organizations to address the social determinants of health that have plagued high-risk populations.

The opening of MHHC Brooklyn and it’s Maternal Health Center of Excellence which includes a doula program comes at a crucial time as New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently signed into law seven legislative bills that will expand access to maternal health care, promote education and transparency, and broaden the citywide doula programming. In New York City alone, black women are eight times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than their white counterparts. The historic signing of bills like intros 409-A, which aims to improve access to data on maternal mortality and morbidity; intros 472-A, which provides training for doulas and improves access to doula services for residents across the five boroughs; intros 482-A, which provides public data on polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis; and intros 509-A, which creates a public education program on maternal mortality and morbidity, and requires DOHMH to report on the incidence of cesarean sections, will help support the health center’s efforts to address the needs of communities where women of color have historically experienced negative maternal health outcomes.

MHHC Brooklyn is looking to transform the way community health care is delivered in the borough. The facility is outfitted with a modern design that offers a warm and patient-centered environment. The new health center plans to provide roughly 15,000 visits in the first year. It’s complete with over 27 patient exam rooms, 2 waiting rooms, and 2 reception check-in stations. MHHC Brooklyn is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (929)-512-3900 or visit for more information.

About Morris Heights Health Center: MHHC is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) that has served the Bronx community since 1981. Providing primary care, specialty care, dental services, behavioral health services, insurance enrollment, supportive services, and school-based health services to more than 57,000 patients annually. MHHC has long-been a healthcare safety net for many of the Bronx’s medically underserved and disadvantaged residents. For more information, please visit our website at, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.